Paralegal Opening: Immigrants’ Rights Project

Found what sounds like a challenging open position using Google’s blog search:

"The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), a national non-profit public interest organization, seeks applicants for a full-time Paralegal position with the Immigrants’ Rights Project (IRP) in the ACLU’s National Headquarters in New York City. The IRP works to defend the civil and constitutional rights of immigrants through a comprehensive program of impact litigation and public education.

"The IRP conducts the largest litigation program in the country dedicated to enforcing and defending the constitutional and civil rights of immigrants and to combating public and private discrimination against non-citizens. The IRP maintains offices in New York and California with a combined staff of fifteen, plus interns and volunteers. Current cases and priorities include lawsuits against military commanders for torture of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan; litigation challenging unconstitutional detention of immigrants; preserving the right to habeas corpus and access to the courts; challenging unconstitutional city and local ordinances targeting immigrants; enforcing anti-discrimination laws; compelling disclosure of government documents under the Freedom of Information Act; and ensuring due process for immigrants under the immigration laws.


"Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately."

Here are 3 links to bios for the ACLU’s current IRP staff:

Sarah Weiss — Paralegal, New York
Pauline Nguyen — Legal Assistant, New York
Isaac Menashe — Paralegal, California
Derrick Wortes — Paralegal, California